Traffic fatality on Highway 260
by Laura Stone | January 4, 2019 11:52 pm
A Friday-morning, single-vehicle accident claimed the life of a 72-year-old Manning man.
“Thomas Finley Coffee died at the scene from head trauma around 6:35 a.m. Friday,” said Clarendon County Coroner Bucky Mock.
According to Lance Cpl Matt Southern of the South Carolina Highway Patrol, Coffey, driving a 2002 GMC SUV, was traveling east on South Carolina Highway 260. At around 6:35 a.m., Coffey ran off the left side of the road, struck a driveway culvert and subsequently ran into a tree.
“The driver was not wearing a seat belt and sustained fatal injuries,” said Southern. The accident is still under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.